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Master Whitney Port's Laid-Back Entertaining Style

Feb 20 2014 - 2:39pm

Whitney Port [1] is a jack-of-all-trades. Aside from being a fashion designer and having an eye for interior design [2], she's quite the entertainer. Whether she's hosting family dinner, fajita night, or planning her wedding [3] — yes, she's recently engaged! [4] — the former reality star isn't shy when it comes to sharing her entertaining secrets. Lots of color, dessert, and flowers are just a few ways you can mimic her style below!

Source: Justin Coit for Domaine Home [5]

Embrace Color

We can't get enough of this colorful spread! Between the linens, glassware, and flowers, this tablescape is just perfect.

Source: Instagram user whitneyeveport [6]

Invest in Basics

While patterned plates are fun, don't underestimate the versatility of basic dinnerware. White plates are fitting for any occasion and great for hosting family dinners in a flash.

Source: Instagram user whitneyeveport [7]

Make Flowers a Must

Whether your party is big or small, casual or formal, don't forget about the flowers! Try one of these easy arrangements [8] the next time you have guests over.

Source: Instagram user whitneyeveport [9]

Always Have Dessert

No fashion diet here! Whitney snapped this dessert table loaded with sweets displayed in glass ramekins, an easy way to create an ice cream sundae bar [10] at home.

Source: Instagram user whitneyeveport [11]

Do Daytime

Although we often think to host at night, Whitney reminds us that daytime entertaining is just as fun!

Source: Instagram user whitneyeveport [12]

Set Out Snacks

Take note of Whitney's coffee table! Whether it's a cocktail or dinner party, simple appetizers [13] are a great way to kick things off.

Source: Instagram user whitneyeveport [14]

Take It Outside

Weather permitting, head outside! Set the scene by adding candles and a table runner like Whitney did for her fiancé's and sister's birthday celebration.

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Have a Theme

Lastly, if you want to host friends but don't know where to start, choose a theme like "fajita night."

Source: Instagram user whitneyeveport [16]

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